OAX Original Tepeztate is crafted from 100% Agave (A. marmorata) from San Luis del Rio, Oaxaca, Mexico. This agave is foraged from the semi-arid Central Valleys of Oaxaca at its prime and distilled at its maturity point. The plants are around 25 years old.
After being crushed by a horse-drawn tahona, the agave is cooked in an earthen oven fired with woods of Tepehuaje, Mesquite and Oak. Finally, it is double-distilled in copper.
Maestro Mezcalero Enrique Hernandez Zenea follows the lunar calendar and the rains in choosing when to harvest and produce, a mystical practice that is connected to honoring the land and what it offers.